... slash Congress’ entitlements
You are so right! Certain members of Congress like to use the word “ entitlements” as if it were a bad word— that the people are getting something for nothing. In the case of Social Security and Medicare, these are insurance plans that we have paid into all our working lives ( at least most of us).
Now the government is trying to act like big insurance companies saying: Yes, you paid for it, but now that you need it, you are not covered. They did the same thing to retired military personnel. First they told them that if you serve 20 years, you will get healthcare for you and your family for life for free. Then they said that was never said. Now retired military personnel have to join Medicare at 65 in order to keep their Tricare benefit. If we want to get things under control—besides a balanced budget amendment—we also need to change the Constitution so that it states that Congress is fully covered by everything they pass. No more exempting themselves from what we the people must swallow.
Talk about entitlements.
Kenneth Adams Pharmacy manager Children’s Home Care Services